Skip to comments.School bus driver molested students daily during ‘hide-and-seek’ on parked bus, cops say
Posted on 02/23/2020 4:39:01 PM PST by Coleus
A school bus driver accused of sexually assaulting two young Kinnelon students bribed them with candy and donuts so they would not to reveal the months of molestation during daily games of hide-and-seek on the bus after they parked outside the school in Morris County, authorities said. Thomas Thomasevich, 70, of Oakland, was arrested Tuesday on charges of sexual assault, child endangerment and multiple counts of neglect. He is being held in the Morris County jail, according to the Morris County Prosecutors Office.
The sexual assaults began in October and continued near-daily until one of the girls reported the abuse by Bus Driver Tom" to guidance counselors on Jan. 17, according to an affidavit of probable cause filed by police in support of the charges. The girls were under the age of 13, but the specific Kinnelon school was not revealed in court documents.
The sexual abuse occurred on the bus outside the school after Thomasevich parked and allowed them to play hide and seek with seat belts off, authorities said. He arrived early enough that the students remained on the parked bus, and the used the opportunity to sexually assault the two girls, authorities said. He also allowed students to play on the bus while it was moving with their seat belts off, authorities said.
During an interview Tuesday with police, Thomasevich told officers he might have touched one student, but that it was accidental because his eyes were closed for the game, authorities said. He denied touching a second student, authorities said. A spokeswoman for the Kinnelon school district said Thomasevich was employed by an outside company, and will not have any further contact with students.
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“you would think at his age he wouldn’t have such desires.”
I bet in the world of hide and seekers, those are some world class hiders now. The bugger man finds you, and that’s a very bad day!
Its likely hes been doing it since his youth. Its not a habit one suddenly picks up at the age of 70. A little digging will probably reveal scores of victims.
“Bailiff, whack his pp!”
Call me skeptical.
Innocent until proven guilty. I know sexual assault is horrible, but we really should try to extend the benefit of the doubt in light of any accusation.
Exactly. This isn’t his first game of hide-n-seek. There’s always a slight chance that the onset of dementia has led him to do things he otherwise wouldn’t dream of doing . . . but that’s a very long shot.
Its just the P in LGBT
His union will protect him.
Yeah, especially when he has to take his own belt off...the one that holds up his pants...
Sounds like he admits to playing hide and seek with them, which is highly suspicious to start with. Then if he was groping with his eyes closed for them, as he seems to say, that only heightens the suspicion.
I don’t think there are any children in this age range in the US who haven’t been taught how inappropriate and wrong such touching is, and so if it really went on that long it is hard to believe they kept quiet for some time just for the donuts.
Ok...I stand corrected.
Yes, I know, but kids of this age also know they can get an adult into big trouble real fast if they want to for some reason.
That is a fair separate point. But I still don’t see much likelihood of a 70yo bus driver playing close-eyed group and seek with a couple of preteen girls.
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